Top Ten Tuesday is a thing where we get given a topic, and we have to list our ‘top ten’ things for the topic. Pretty self-explanatory.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This Week’s Topic: Top Ten Book Related Problems
1. Buying ALL THE BOOKS
I run out of money quite quickly when I do this.
2. Borrowing ALL THE BOOKS
I have this bad habit of binge-borrowing books, and then I don’t have time to read them all before they’re due back.
3. Requesting ALL THE BOOKS
Ahh, Netgalley, such a wonderful website.
The problem is, I request 5 books in the hope of getting accepted for one.
Then I get accepted for all five.
4. Having nothing to read
Now, I KNOW I’m not the only one here. So many books on the TBR pile, and yet you just don’t know which book you’re in the mood for.
5. Wanting to read everything
So many books, so little time.
6. Wanting to reread everything
I love rereading books. I think one of the main factors contributing to my not completing last years goodreads challenge that I set for myself was that I spent the majority of the year rereading Vampire Academy and Bloodlines.
7. Time, time, time
Sigh. Why can’t people see that I don’t want a social life. I just want to sit in my room and read.
8. Space, space, space
The bookshelves are filling up, and they’re only getting fuller.
And I don’t exactly have room for more bookshelves.
The editions must match! Otherwise it ruins everything!!
You know what else ruins everything? Spending months searching for the correct edition.
10. Other people not understanding
“It’s only a book; it’s not real; look, there’s a space, just put the book there; you need to talk to people, you can’t just sit in there and read”
I think we all understand the frustration there.
Ah I agree with all of these. Mostly number 9 and 4. I had to buy the whole Hunger Games series again because I got the new edition of Mockingjay and all of my other ones were mismatched. Number 4 and 5 go together for me because I have nothing to read so I just re read everything. I loved this post!
I’ve been so tempted in the past to just buy multiple copies so that they’re all the same edition. It drives me nuts.
And yeah, I reread so much, because I’m not in the mood to read anything new.
I was laughing so hard with this post – it’s all perfectly true though. Luckily the space issue isn’t so bad for me (digital, yay!), but definitely time. For some reason, I can’t concentrate enough to read during the day, so I always read for about an hour at night. (which is a really bad idea when I’m reading a good page-turner).
Excellent, I made someone laugh. My work is done.
I find it hard to read during the day also, but that’s probably because things like school have gotten me used to having no time in the day to read, so I’m used to reading at night.
I also find that if I finish a book at a reasonable time, say 8pm, then it feels like I haven’t been reading at all and I need to pick up another book and keep reading until midnight.
Renee Bookboyfriends said:
These are actually real struggles. Especially the having a HUGE TBR shelf/list/pile. I was discussing this exact problem with one of my librarian friend today actually….
They are real, aren’t they? Those TBR Piles are menacing.
Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer said:
Basically the problem with books is…books. Haha. We had quite a few similar things on our lists!! Great minds think alike.
YES! You have summed up the problem perfectly. Gold star for you.
I haven’t had a chance to read other people’s lists, unfortunately, but yes, I do have a great mind 😛
Kara @ Diary of a Teen Writer said:
Yes, SPACE. I bought a new bookshelf not that long ago . . . and it’s already full. Now what am I supposed to do with the next books I buy!?
Buy another bookshelf.
And if you don’t have room for one, carve holes into the walls.
Kara @ Diary of a Teen Writer said:
LOL. Sounds like a plan. 😛
Joey @ thoughts and afterthoughts said:
I did the same thing when I first started requesting books off NetGalley! As much as I enjoyed some of them, it was pretty painful to not read anything else for a month or two but those ARCs which I accepted. Lesson learned.
Joey via. thoughts and afterthoughts.
Yeah. The problem with books is that 5 doesn’t sound like that much, but for some people that’s at least 5 weeks worth of reading. And when all the books come out close together…
Let’s just say that my Netgalley rating is rather low.
I have a lot of the same book buying problems as you. I have just run out of cash because of all the book buying I’ve done so March is going to be a book buying ban month for me. And how I wish I could read all the books at once. Sometimes it’s painful to look at my bookshelves because of all the awesome books I have on their but don’t have time to read yet. Speaking of shelves, I need more – I have five but it’s still not enough – space is my problem too. And I’d love to have more time to re-read but I just have to many books on my to-read pile that I just don’t get a chance. Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂
Because I literally ran out of money last year, I’m keeping a very close eye on myself this year. I have a list of books I’m allowed to buy, but that’s it.
Obviously, sometimes I ignore this list.
Honestly, sometimes I wish I could split into 5 people so that I could read all the books at once. It would make life much easier.
Five shelves is still not enough? :O wow.
Two of those shelves are only small. And I’d love to split into 5 people so I could read more.